Four longtime teachers at the regional high school have announced their retirements.
Paul Brissette, chairman of the art, design and technology department; Keith Dodge of the English department; Leo Frame, chairman of the business department; and Janice Frame of the art department, will all retire at the end of the 21012-2013 school year.
“These are a group of folks who have been here for a long, long, long time,” said Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss at the regional district school committee meeting Monday evening. “While I hate to do this, I would recommend that you accept their retirements with extreme regret.”
“And great appreciation,” added Priscilla Sylvia, a member of the school committee.
Mr. Frame has been working at the school for 23 years, Mr. Dodge for 26 years, Mrs. Frame for 28 years, and Mr. Brissette for 33 years.
In other business, 44 juniors received John and Abigail Adams Scholarships based on their Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores from last year. In order to receive the scholarships, the students had to receive advanced and proficient scores in both English language arts and math, and be placed in the top 25 per cent of their graduating class based on the scores. The scholarship is awarded through the state Department of Education and provides four years of tuition at any state college or university. “This is the time of year when they are beginning to think about college,” said Mr. Weiss. “Hopefully this will steer them to a state college or university.”
“Congratulations to all of those,” said Mrs. Sylvia.
The high school budget subcommittee will hold a series of working sessions next two months in preparation for a vote by the school committee on budget certification in early December.